People without kids sometimes underestimate just how helpful they can be. Take grocery shopping, for example. My kids save me a lot of money just by coming along with me to the store. With them along, I'm sure to rush through as fast as possible, bypassing the screaming deals in order to race to the front of the store and get out as soon as I can. And I'm much more likely to forget entirely something on my list. Forgetting stuff on your list can really save you money!
And I don't know where I'd be without my kids to make sure I have the essentials on my shopping list in the first place, posted on the white board in the kitchen:
Today's list for instance, includes the usual: eggs, butter, lasagne noodles, pellet gun, machete . . .
Wait, maybe I better take a closer look at that:
Yep, without my kids, I'd really be missing out! And on the bright side, notice how they included something for everyone, including a $5000 camera lens for me!
(Maybe I should explain a few things on the list. First, before you call PETA, we have absolutely nothing against raccoons. We even adopted one a while back. I think the kids are joking about that one. And the "barbies that keep themselves covered"? I don't allow Barbies at our house because half the time they're naked and I just plain have a problem with little girls playing with women dolls who have chests (not to mention the sexist implications of Barbie's proportions). So Allison keeps hoping for the kind of Barbies that keep themselves covered.)